Woolly Shipment

My wool order finally arrived today, it should have been here on Wednesday but it appears the Interlink drivers aren’t capable of following their sat navs. Interlink have a really nice system where you can watch your driver going from drop to drop as it counts down to your delivery. For 2 days running I watched the driver come within 50 yards of my address only to click “cannot deliver / cannot locate address”. Utterly exasperating!!! I can’t help but wonder if he was behind schedule so couldn’t be bothered to stop?

Anyway, here is my bag of woolly goodness 🙂

The large white bags are merino and corriedale top, most of which I plan to dye, above them are some commercial merino and silk blends, a bit of a novelty for me as I normally blend my own. The dark grey in the centre is Gotland, it always amazes me how heavy and dense Gotland is, this parcel is 500g, most of the others are only 200g but are a similar volume. 
I have already started to play with some of the merino/silk blends, I chose the purple-blue mix for starters:
And have been laying out over some cotton scrim I dyed yesterday:
I am trying out a new design for the sleeve attachments after making a jacket last week. If it doesn’t work this top will go from being long-sleeved to a vest 🙂
This is the jacket, I love it and have worn it every day this week but feel there is a bit too much fabric in the armpits, while this allows great freedom of movement I think it looks a bit bulky when my arms are down, hence the experiment to find alternative designs.

Here are some more shots of the blue-green top this time on the mannequin so you can see the shape.

This fuzzy effect was created by needle-felting green merino through from the reverse side. I rather like it, it reminds me of lichen.
Linking up to nina-marieoff the wall Friday

20 comments

  1. Very interesting to find your site via NinaMarie's link up. I used to make felt, now back to quilting. I like what you are doing, they look very wearable. Love the green on blue.

  2. Very interesting to find your site via NinaMarie's link up. I used to make felt, now back to quilting. I like what you are doing, they look very wearable. Love the green on blue.

  3. Thank you Kaja (love your name BTW, it's really unusual), can't imagine how you could give up felting but there are some gorgeous art quilts to be made too. The jacket especially has started a few conversations with complete strangers.

  4. Thank you Kaja (love your name BTW, it's really unusual), can't imagine how you could give up felting but there are some gorgeous art quilts to be made too. The jacket especially has started a few conversations with complete strangers.

  5. OK – this is the third time I have written a comment. Grrr…. But I will persevere! Glad you got your shipment even though you had a silly delivery driver. Look forward to seeing the solution for the fit problem.

  6. OK – this is the third time I have written a comment. Grrr…. But I will persevere! Glad you got your shipment even though you had a silly delivery driver. Look forward to seeing the solution for the fit problem.

  7. Thanks Deborah, I confess I hugely overestimated how much wool I would need so have plenty of red merino left… first on the list is a pair of matching fingerless gloves to go with the jacket 🙂

  8. Thanks Deborah, I confess I hugely overestimated how much wool I would need so have plenty of red merino left… first on the list is a pair of matching fingerless gloves to go with the jacket 🙂

  9. Ohhhhh so wonderful to receive such a packet of goodies 😉
    Love your jacket and top.
    Hmmmm I know it's not easy to make the arms, when making
    a jacket in one piece (I did one with sewn in arms …)

  10. Ohhhhh so wonderful to receive such a packet of goodies 😉
    Love your jacket and top.
    Hmmmm I know it's not easy to make the arms, when making
    a jacket in one piece (I did one with sewn in arms …)

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